One commentator on the Koala Recue Queensland Inc (KRQLD) Facebook page said: "Loved to see the culprits screwed to a pole through their *****!"
RSPCA officers will try to determine whether a koala was dead or alive when it was screwed to a pole north of Brisbane.
A member of the public phoned two wildlife rescue services after being told about an injured animal at a picnic area at the Brooloo Park Lookout in Imbil near the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.
Australian police are investigating after a koala was discovered screwed to a wooden post by staff at a local animal shelter.
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A koala screwed to a timber post north of Brisbane was likely hit by a vehicle but tests are yet to determine whether it was alive or dead when it was fixed in place.
The incident has caused widespread anger after a photo of the marsupial was posted on social media.
Facebook user Jenalle Payne said the story brought tears to her eyes.
"Makes me sick to the core that so many humans are so bloody cruel", Cherie Ann wrote.Читайте также: Delhi: Research scholar goes missing from Jawaharlal Nehru University campus
"I'd just like to get hold of the scumbag that did this, and rip his neck off".
"Police are now investigating the matter", said senior sergeant Pierre Senekal, at nearby Kenilworth.
"It appears to have seen some trauma to the head so I don't know whether or not you'll be able to find out from the autopsy whether or not that's caused by vehicle or something else", Mr Beatty said.
He said it was "incredibly disturbing" and the offenders could be prosecuted.
Murray Chambers, co-founder of Koala Rescue Queensland, which first responded to calls about the koala, said the animal appeared to have been hit by a auto.
"I've been doing this job for 10 years and I've never seen anything like it".
While some even wondered whether the animal was dead in the first place when it was 'screwed' on to the post.
The act left wildlife rescuers feeling sick to the stomach.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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